NEW YORK, May 24, 2018—The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Schack Institute of Real Estate will host the 47th Annual Urban Leadership Award Dinner on Monday, June 4, at the Mandarin Oriental, New York. The highest honor conferred by the Schack Institute, this year’s Urban Leadership Award recognizes MaryAnne Gilmartin, co-founder and chief executive officer of L&L MAG.
Prior to founding L&L MAG, Gilmartin served as president & CEO of Forest City Ratner Companies, where she oversaw the development of Barclays Center, the centerpiece of Pacific Park Brooklyn; the New York Times Building; New York by Gehry; and the Tata Innovation Center at Cornell Tech. Among her many civic contributions, Gilmartin is chair of the board of the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, member of the executive committee of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, vice chair of New York Public Radio, and a member of the board of governors of the Real Estate Board of New York.
“We are delighted to recognize MaryAnne Gilmartin with the Urban Leadership Award. Through her extraordinary record of industry and civic leadership, she has made an indelible mark on the profession and has demonstrated time and again her commitment to making New York a better place to live and work for all.” commented Sam Chandan, PhD FRICS, Larry & Klara Silverstein Chair in Real Estate Development and Investment, and associate dean at the Schack Institute.
Established in 1971 by Larry Silverstein, chairman emeritus of the Schack Institute Advisory Board and 50th Anniversary chair, the Urban Leadership Award recognizes members of the industry who have made exceptional contributions to the prestige of the real estate sector and the communities in which they develop and invest. Proceeds from the dinner support critically important scholarship and financial aid programs at the Schack Institute, as well as a range of special initiatives.
The event will take place on Monday, June 4, at the Mandarin Oriental, New York, located at 86 Columbus Circle. The evening begins with cocktails at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m.
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About the NYU School of Professional Studies Schack Institute of Real Estate
The NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS) Schack Institute of Real Estate was founded in 1967 at the initiative of prominent members of the New York City real estate community, who encouraged NYU to establish an academic center that would provide a world-class education for industry professionals. Fifty years later, the Schack Institute is at the forefront of real estate education and is recognized globally as one of the world’s leading centers of real estate research and pedagogy. Across the Institute’s graduate degree programs—notably the MS in Real Estate, the MS in Construction Management, and the MS in Real Estate Development—as well as a rapidly expanding undergraduate degree program, enrollment has grown to nearly 1,000 full- and part-time students from across the United States and nearly 50 other countries. In addition to its flagship degree programs, thousands of working professionals enroll in the Schack Institute’s executive education, Diploma, and Career Advancement courses each year.
An anchor of real estate academia’s engagement with industry, the Institute is home to the REIT Center, the Center for the Sustainable Built Environment (SBE), and the newly established Urban Lab. In addition, the Institute hosts national industry events, including annual conferences on real estate capital markets and the REIT sector. Under the direction of the Schack Institute’s faculty members, ongoing applied research at the Institute spans an exceptional range of issues in real estate development and investment, urban economics, and market structure and regulation. For more information about the NYUSPS Schack Institute of Real Estate, visit sps.nyu.edu/schack.
About the NYU School of Professional Studies
Established in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (sps.nyu.edu) is one of NYU’s several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of the School of Professional Studies arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School’s diverse graduate, undergraduate, and Professional Pathways programs in fields such as Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Health; Arts, Design, and Film; Creative Cities and Economic Development; English-Language Learning; Entrepreneurship; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Human Resource Management and Development; Languages and Humanities; Management and Systems; Marketing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Sports Management, Media, and Business; Translation; and Writing.
More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty members and lecturers to create a vibrant professional and academic environment that educates over 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe each year. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent professional education needs of local, national, and international economies, as evidenced by nearly 26,000 Professional Pathways enrollments in Career Advancement Courses and Diploma Programs. The School’s community is enriched by more than 31,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members. For more information about the NYU School of Professional Studies, visit sps.nyu.edu.